In an attempt to discourage overcrowding during events such as the Super Bowl and The Oscars, LA County health officials have banned restaurants from turning on any TV they have on the premise..
Per the order: “Televisions or any other screens that are used to broadcast programming must be removed from the area or turned off. This provision is effective until further notice.”
It’s a huge win for anyone trying to be more present this year, but in reality, health officials made the call due to LA County still averaging over 7,000 new cases of COVID-19 a day while ICU capacity remains at 0%.
The order also reinstates previous restrictions such as the requirement of all servers to wear masks and face shields, no parties larger than six people per table, and the use of only 50% capacity on all patios.
Learn more about outdoor dining in LA County here.